Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Dresden Plate by machine

A while back I made Rose a quick picture guide for the way I make Dresden Plate by machine. Today she tested it out, and in about an hour she had two plates ready :o) I figure that someone else might also have interest of this little list of pictures, so I thought I'd share it here:

1. Make a template the size you want your finished section of the plate, and add seam allowance to all four sides.

2. Cut the pieces for the plate.

3a. Fold the piece in half, and stitch accross the top, ¼” from the top.

3b. This is how they look chain pieced.

4. Turn the pieces innside- out, they will look like this.

5. Press them all, and you’ll have something looking like this.

6a. Piece the sections together in pairs, and the pairs into quarter plate sections...

6b. …then into halves

7a. Join the two halves together, and you are ready to press. Press the seams open.
7b. This is what itlooks like from the back.

8. Appliqué to background fabric, and appliqué a small circle to cover the hole in the centre.
FINISHED!!! Have fun!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida
PS! Yes, the block is for my version of Rose's Tender Moments - I have a long way to go yet on that one....


May Britt said...

Thanks for showing us :)

Rhonda said...

WOW! You have developed a great and faster way. Thank you so much for sharing your design!!!!!

Chocolate Cat said...

Think I'm going to try this!! Thanks.

meggie said...

Thankyou so much for sharing this! I might be tempted to try it now! I am all for quick & easy!

Rose said...

Huge hugs for this method, it works a treat!! Your my hero!!

Anonymous said...

I love faster! Great Tutorial!!
Your blog is wonderful...I'll be back for a visit!!

Pema Lodrön said...

I love step-by-steps!

Guðrún said...

Thank you so much for our day out last Monday. The Dresden plate seems very easy. Have you begun on the Tender Moments quilt?

Erica said...

A wonderful method! Thanks so very much for sharing - your explanations are great.
Cheers Erica

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt block - and a beautiful quilt. I look forward to seeing your progress on it.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Neat! Love the dresden plate, you have the best taste in fabric. :)

My SBS book came!!! May I brag that my bloggy friend's quilt is inside? It looks so beautiful Anne! :)

paulette said...

'Looks' easy the effect....hmmmmm, you could probably use scraps....hmmmm think I'll give it a try!
Thanks, Paulette